Mapping the conditions for environmental improvement measures in a European context

Studying the Guadiana river




Spanish students have studied the banks of the Guadiana river in order to learn about the invasive species known as ”Camalote”. This is an aquatic plant that was thrown away from a private aquarium to the river  and now lives in the Guadiana river being very harmful to the native species of the river.


Other activity has been an introduction to the study of the birds which live on the banks of the river. There      live a lot of species of birds as purple herons, storks and ducks.  

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  1. Excellent job!
    Here in Sweden we also have invasive plants. Foreign ornamental plants have gone from the gardens into nature along the roadsides of Sweden. Many of them now have a centuries-old history as a wild species in Sweden. Others, such as rugosa roses and lupins, have been widespread during the 1900s.
    Hogweed, originally introduced as an ornamental plant, now spread in many parts of the country, contains sap that can cause severe skin damage in humans. Attempts to eradicate these species are made here and there, but so far with limited success.

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